Under your fingers
Oscars Selection – 2017
César Nomination – 2016
Data sheet - Synopsis
Year : 2014
Length : 12 min
Language : French
Film format : HD, 16:9, Stéréo
Broadcast medium : DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, Quick time
Coproducers : Vivement Lundi !
Visa : 138454
Supports : France 2, TVR, Tébéo, Tébésud, CNC, Département du
Lot-et-Garonne, Région Bretagne, Région Aquitaine,
communauté d'agglomération du Grand Villeuvois,
The day of the cremation of her grand mother, Emilie, a young mixed-race Asian girl, buries herself into her grandmother memories. She discovers the Indochina of Hoa, her romantic encounter with Jacques (a French colon), the birth of Linh (Emilie's mother) and her tragic departure to France in 1956.
She relives with Linh, the arrival into the camp of Sainte-Livrade, the exploitation of the Indochinese women by the market gardeners of Lot-et-Garonne.
Between memories, dance, anger and traditional rituals, Emilie learns to accept this heritage…
Marie-Christine Courtès first worked as a photographer, reporter and journalist for France 3 and France 2. She was also a camera operator for several documentary films broadcasted on France 3, France 5 and Arte. Her interest for Asia led her to work for vietnamese and cambodian televisions.
In 2004, she directed The Camp of the Forgotten Ones, selected for the FICA, then in 2012 One Thousand Days in Saigon, rewarded with the documentary public prize. She also develop several projects with the production company : Vivement Lundi !
Broadcast - Distribution - Festivals
Broadcast : France 2, TVR, Tébéo, Tébésud
Distribution : Vivement Lundi !
Festival du court métrage de Grenoble , France, 2015
Festival du Film de Sarlat, France, 2015
Les 12 courts de minuit, Paris 2015
Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal, 2015
Séquence court métrage, Toulouse, France, 2015
Chacun son court, Strasbourg, France, 2015
Urban Film Festival, Paris 2015
FICAM Meknès, Morocco, 2015
Mention of the young public jury, Festival du court métrage de Grenoble, France, 2015
Shortfilm, first prize, Festival du Film de Sarlat, France, 2015
Public Prize, Les 12 courts de minuit, Paris, 2015
Special Jury Award, Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal, 2015
Public Prize, Séquence court métrage, Toulouse, France 2015
Jury Award, Chacun son court, Strasbourg, France, 2015
Animation 2D3D Award, Urban Film Festival, Paris, 2015
Prix RTS, Best francophone animated film, FICAM Meknès, Morocco, 2015
Junior Jury Award, FICAM Meknès, Morocco, 2015
Public Prize, FICAM Meknès, Morocco, 2015
Preselection Oscars, 2017
Nomination César, 2017
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